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    Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah rahimahuLlah said:

    "You shall never find an innovator except that he loves to conceal the texts that oppose him. He detests disclosing them, narrating them, speaking of them, and he detests those who do all that."

    Majmoo' al-Fataawaa 20/161

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      It is reported that some people asked ‘Al b. Ab Tlib – Allh be pleased with him – to describe this worldly life (the duny). He said:

      Do you want a long description or a brief one? They replied, “a brief one.” He said, “Its permissible things (hall) [lead to] accounts being taken from you, and its forbidden things (harm) [lead to the] Fire.

      Ibn Ab Al-Duny, Dham Al-Duny article 17.
      It may not be easy, you may not understand it, but you need to have the Imaan to trust Allah when life doesn't make sense.
      "Whoever intends eternal happiness, then let him hold tight to the threshold of servitude. ibn Taymiyyah.

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        Abdullh b. ‘Abbs – Allh be pleased with them – said:

        O Muslims, how can you ask the People of the Book [about their scripture] when the Book of Allh that was revealed to your Prophet – Allh’s peace and blessings be upon him – is the most recent news of Allh; you recite it complete and unaltered? Allh has informed you that they replaced what Allh wrote and changed the Book with their hands and said ‘This is from Allh,’ to purchase with it a measly price (Quran 2:79). Does not the knowledge that has come to you forbid you from asking them? By Allh, we have not seen a single man among them asking you about what was revealed to you.

        Al-Bukhr, Al-Sahh hadith 2685, Chapter on not asking the Polytheists for testimonies or anything else. He also records it in other chapters.
        It may not be easy, you may not understand it, but you need to have the Imaan to trust Allah when life doesn't make sense.
        "Whoever intends eternal happiness, then let him hold tight to the threshold of servitude. ibn Taymiyyah.

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          Al Imam Fudayl bin Iyad (رضي الله عنه) said,

          "I learned patience from a small boy. On my way to the Masjid one day, I came across a woman beating her son at home. As he was yelling and screaming, he managed to open the door and flee. So his mother locked the door on him. When I returned from the Masjid, I found the boy after having cried and wept sleeping at the door of his home longing for his mother. So his mothers heart softened and she opened the door for him." Upon witnessing that, Fudayl bin Iyad cried until his beard became wet with tears, and then he said "SubhanAllah! If only the servant was to be patient at the door of Allah, Allah would surely open it!"

          Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah (6/22)

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            Anas reports that when Salmn [Al-Frs] Allh be pleased with him was ill, Sad visited him and found him crying, so he asked him:

            O my brother, what makes you cry? Did you not accompany the Messenger of Allh ﷺ ? Did you not do such-and-such [good deeds]? He replied, I am not crying over any one of two things: I am not crying out of love and yearning for this world nor out of dislike for the hereafter, but I am crying because Allhs Messenger ﷺ took a covenant from me about something I think I have only transgressed. He made me promise that it is enough for anyone only to have enough [of this world] as would suffice as the provisions of a traveler, but I think I have only gone too far. As for you o Sad, fear Allh when you judge, and when you distribute anything and when you think about doing anything.

            Thbit (one of the reporters) said, And it reached me that [when he died] he left only about twenty dirham of spending he had.

            Ibn Mjah, Al-Sunan. Shaykh Al-Albn graded this narration sahh. See sahh wa Daʿīf Sunan Ibn Mājah no. 4104.
            It may not be easy, you may not understand it, but you need to have the Imaan to trust Allah when life doesn't make sense.
            "Whoever intends eternal happiness, then let him hold tight to the threshold of servitude. ibn Taymiyyah.

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              It is reported that Ab Al-Dard – Allh be pleased with him – said:
              You will never be pious (a person of taqw) until you become knowledgeable, and you will never be beautiful with your knowledge until you act [by it].

              Ibn bd Al-Barr, Jmi’ Bayn Al-‘Ilm wa Fadlih article 1239.
              It may not be easy, you may not understand it, but you need to have the Imaan to trust Allah when life doesn't make sense.
              "Whoever intends eternal happiness, then let him hold tight to the threshold of servitude. ibn Taymiyyah.

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                It is reported that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattb – Allh be pleased with him – said:

                We were once in a time when we did not think anyone learned the Quran seeking anything but Allh the Exalted, but now I fear there are men who learn it and intend the people and what they can get from them. So seek Allh with your recitation and deeds. For verily, we used to know you when Allh’s Messenger – Allh’s peace and blessings be upon him – was amongst us, when revelation would descend and Allh would tell us about you. As for today, Allh’s Messenger – peace and blessings be upon him – has passed on, and the revelation has stopped; and I only know you as I say: whoever shows what is good, we love him for it and think good of him, and whoever shows what is evil, we hate him for it and suspect him. Your secret and private matters are between you and your Lord the Mighty and Majestic.

                Al-jurr, Akhlq Hamalat Al-Qur`n article 26.
                It may not be easy, you may not understand it, but you need to have the Imaan to trust Allah when life doesn't make sense.
                "Whoever intends eternal happiness, then let him hold tight to the threshold of servitude. ibn Taymiyyah.

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                  Re: quotes of the salaf thread

                  :jkk: for this thread and never stop posting in it even if it feels like people aren't reading cos I often read but don't post

                  and soemtimes it's got the most perfect reminder :)
                  ...And he who fears Allah - He will make for him a way out. [65:3]
                  "Put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)."
                  :love: [Al-Imran 3:159] :love:

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                    It is reported that Al-Fudayl b. ‘Ayyd – Allh have mercy on him – said:
                    How will you be if you reach a time when you will see people who do not distinguish truth from falsehood, believer from unbeliever, trustworthy from treacherous, nor ignorant from knowledgeable, and neither recognize what is right nor censure what is wrong?

                    Ibn Battah, Al-Ibnah Al-Kubr 1:188.

                    After reporting this narration, Imm Ibn Battah (d. 387H) said:

                    To Allh we belong and to Him we will return! We have reached that time, we have heard this and have come to know most of it and witnessed it. If a man to whom Allh has bestowed sound reasoning looks and thinks carefully and ponders the matter of Islm and its people and treads the rightly guided path as regards to them, it will become clear to him that most people have turned back on their heals, deviated from the correct path, and turned away from correct proof. Many people have started to like what they used to hate, allow what they used to forbid and recognize what they used to reject. And for sure – Allh have mercy on you – this is not the [right] character of the Muslims, nor the behaviour of those who have insight into this religion, and neither of those who believe in it and are certain about it.
                    It may not be easy, you may not understand it, but you need to have the Imaan to trust Allah when life doesn't make sense.
                    "Whoever intends eternal happiness, then let him hold tight to the threshold of servitude. ibn Taymiyyah.

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                      Yahy b. Yahy Al-Naysbr reports:

                      I was once with Sufyn b. ‘Uyainah – Allah have mercy on him, when a man came to him and said, “O Ab Muhammad, I complain to you of so-and-so”, meaning his wife, “I am the lowest and most despicable thing to her.” [Sufyn] lowered his head for a few moments, then said, “Perhaps you wanted her in order to better your status.” The man said, “Indeed, o Ab Muhammad.” Sufyn said, “Whoever goes for glory will be tried with ignominy, whoever goes for wealth will be tried with poverty, but whoever goes for religiousness, Allah will bring together for him glory and wealth with the religion.”
                      It may not be easy, you may not understand it, but you need to have the Imaan to trust Allah when life doesn't make sense.
                      "Whoever intends eternal happiness, then let him hold tight to the threshold of servitude. ibn Taymiyyah.

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                        Khlid b. ‘Umayr Al-‘Adaw reports, ‘Utbah b. Ghazwn – Allh be pleased with him – once gave us a sermon. He praised Allh, then said:

                        The life of this world has announced its departure and is quickly turning away, and nothing remains of it save the likes of the last drop of water in a vessel as its possessor tries to catch it. You are moving on to an abode that has no end, so move on with the best [deeds] that you have. For it has been said to us that a rock can be dropped from the edge of Hell and fall for seventy years without reaching the bottom. Yet, by Allh, it will be filled. Do you not then wonder? And it has been said to us that a single entrance to Paradise is as wide as a journey of forty years, yet there will come a day when it will be crowded.

                        I have seen myself as the seventh of seven [followers of] Allh’s Messenger – Allh’s peace and blessings be upon him; we had no food save the leaves of trees which put sores round our mouths. I once got a cloak which I tore in half to share with Sa’d b. Mlik: I used half as my waist-wrap and he used the other. And yet today, there is not one of us except he has become a governor over some city – and I seek refuge with Allh that I consider myself great and important when I am small in front of Allh. Verily there was never prophet-hood except that it gradually changed until it ended up being a kingship, and verily you will see what the governors after us are like.

                        Sahh Muslim no. 7624
                        It may not be easy, you may not understand it, but you need to have the Imaan to trust Allah when life doesn't make sense.
                        "Whoever intends eternal happiness, then let him hold tight to the threshold of servitude. ibn Taymiyyah.

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                          It is reported that ‘Al b. Ab Tlib – Allh be pleased with him – said:

                          Goodness is not in your wealth and offspring being plentiful; true goodness is when your [good] deeds are plenty and you have great understanding and forbearance, and when you compete to worship your Lord. If you do good you praise Allh and thank Him, and if you sin you beg Allh’s forgiveness. There is no good in this life except with two types of men: A man who sins but then corrects himself through repentance, and a man who strives and hastens to get [the good] of the hereafter.

                          Ibn ‘Askir, Al-Tawbah article 13.
                          It may not be easy, you may not understand it, but you need to have the Imaan to trust Allah when life doesn't make sense.
                          "Whoever intends eternal happiness, then let him hold tight to the threshold of servitude. ibn Taymiyyah.

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                            It is reported that ‘Abdullh b. Al-Hasan used to often sit with Rab’ah. One day they were revising and studying various practices from the Sunnah when a man in the gathering said, “[But] this is not what is practiced [by the people].” ‘Abdullah said, “So if the ignorant become so numerous that they become the rulers and judges, will they then be a proof over the Sunnah?” Rab’ah said, “I bear witness that these are the words of the sons of the Prophets.”

                            Al-Khatb Al-Baghdd, Al-Faqh wa Al-Mutafaqqih article 384
                            It may not be easy, you may not understand it, but you need to have the Imaan to trust Allah when life doesn't make sense.
                            "Whoever intends eternal happiness, then let him hold tight to the threshold of servitude. ibn Taymiyyah.

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                              Imm Al-Buwayt – Allh have mercy on him – reports:

                              I heard Al-Shfi’ say, “A man does not become complete in this life except when he has four [qualities]: religiousness (al-diynah), trustworthiness (al-amnah), safeguarding [from sin] (al-siynah) and sobriety (al-raznah).”

                              Al-Bayhaq, Manqib Al-Shfi’ 2:189.
                              It may not be easy, you may not understand it, but you need to have the Imaan to trust Allah when life doesn't make sense.
                              "Whoever intends eternal happiness, then let him hold tight to the threshold of servitude. ibn Taymiyyah.

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                                Ibn Shihb reports:

                                ‘Umar b. ‘Abd Al-‘Azz – Allah have mercy on him, said, “The Messenger of Allh – Allh’s peace and blessings be upon him – and the authorities (leaders of the Muslims, the Caliphs ) after him set certain ways and practices. To follow those ways is to believe in Allh’s Book and to complete [ones] obedience of Him, and to be strong upon the religion of Allh. It is not for anyone to alter those ways or change them for something else, and it is not for anyone to consider the views and opinions of those who contradict them. Whoever follows what [the Prophet and his Caliphs] laid down will be guided, whoever seeks enlightenment through it will be enlightened. But whoever contradicts those ways and follows a way other than the way of the Believers, Allh the Mighty and Majestic will leave him in the path he has chosen and land him in Jahannam (Hell); and what an evil destination that is.'”

                                Al-Llak`, Sharh Usl I’tiqd Ahl Al-Sunnah 1:94.

                                Notes

                                In this statement, Caliph ‘Umar b. ‘Abd Al-Azz affirms a number of important points related to the creed and methodology of Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jam’ah – orthodox Islam:

                                The path of guidance, the Sunnah, is what was laid down by the Prophet, as understood and implemented by the Rightly Guided Caliphs and Companions.
                                For a person to truly believe in the Quran, and to be guided, he must adhere to this Sunnah and to it alone.
                                A Muslim is not allowed to innovate in the religion or exchange any part of it for foreign beliefs and ideologies.
                                True enlightenment and insight lies in adhering to this way.
                                A Muslim is not supposed to be interested in and expose himself to the views and opinions of people who go against the Sunnah and way of the Salaf.
                                Going against this way is to follow ‘a way other than the way of the Believers’ and take a path to Hell; a reference to Al-Quran 4:115 where this principle is evidenced.
                                This narration is recorded with variant wordings in numerous other sources. In a version recorded on the authority of Muttarrif b. ‘Abdillh by Al-Qd Ab Ya’l (d458H) in Ibtl Al-Ta’wl 1:52, it is stated that when those who ‘deflected the narrations speaking of the Sift’ (divine attributes of Allh) were mentioned in the presence of Imm Mlik, he would quote this saying of Caliph ‘Umar b. ‘Abd Al-‘Azz. In yet another report of this statement, the heretics being referred to are described as ‘the deviants in the religion.’
                                It may not be easy, you may not understand it, but you need to have the Imaan to trust Allah when life doesn't make sense.
                                "Whoever intends eternal happiness, then let him hold tight to the threshold of servitude. ibn Taymiyyah.

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